Atlanta Falcons News and Rumors

  • Vic Beasley quietly moves from defensive end to linebacker

    Vic Beasley quietly moves from defensive end to linebacker

    profootballtalk.com Updated May 22 (yesterday)
    In Dan Quinn’s first season as defensive coordinator with the Seahawks, former first-round defensive end Bruce Irvin was moved to linebacker. In Quinn’s second season as head coach of the Falcons, former first-round defensive end Vic Beasley has moved t…
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  • Westside story: Falcons owner Arthur Blank trying to make a dif…

    Westside story: Falcons owner Arthur Blank trying to make a difference in Atlanta

    ESPN.com May 20 (4 days ago)
    Westside story: Falcons owner Arthur Blank trying to make a difference in Atlanta
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  • Falcons sign OL Laurence Gibson

    Falcons sign OL Laurence Gibson

    profootballtalk.com May 18 (6 days ago)
    The Falcons on Wednesday announced the signing of offensive lineman Laurence Gibson. Gibson was a seventh-round pick of the Cowboys in 2015. He was cut by the Cowboys after the preseason and spent 2015 on the practice squad with the Chiefs. The Chiefs c…
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  • Brandon Boykin to visit Falcons on Monday

    Brandon Boykin to visit Falcons on Monday

    profootballtalk.com May 18 (6 days ago)
    Well-traveled cornerback Brandon Boykin will be traveling to a new NFL city. D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Boykin will visit the Falcon on Monday. A fourth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2012, Philly traded him…
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  • Report: William Moore worked out for Patriots

    Report: William Moore worked out for Patriots

    profootballtalk.com May 18 (6 days ago)
    Veteran safety William Moore was involved in one of the first transactions in the league following the Super Bowl when he was released by the Falcons. The move ended Moore’s time in Atlanta after seven years and did not lead to much of a race for his se…
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  • Falcons' Deion Jones sees no red flags regarding repaired …

    Falcons' Deion Jones sees no red flags regarding repaired shoulder

    ESPN.com May 18 (6 days ago)
    Falcons' Deion Jones sees no red flags regarding repaired shoulder
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  • Falcons are cutting the prices of stadium food

    Falcons are cutting the prices of stadium food

    The Falcons haven’t quite reached the level of some of the NFL’s circuses, but at least the bread (and tube steaks) will be cheaper. Via Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, the Falcons are rolling back prices on concession items to what is suggested to be the ch…
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  • Falcons announce fan-friendly concessions pricing for new stadi…

    Falcons announce fan-friendly concessions pricing for new stadium

    yahoo.com May 16
    Here's a novel idea: an NFL team that actually cares about fans that aren't sitting in private boxes. On Monday, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and team president Rich McKay announced a revolutionary concept: "fan first" pricing on popular…
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  • Arthur Blank wants to know whether Las Vegas can support an NFL…

    Arthur Blank wants to know whether Las Vegas can support an NFL franchise

    With the possibility of a move by the Raiders to Las Vegas gaining more and more momentum every day, one owner has publicly tapped the brakes. But for reasons other than gambling. “I think whether or not there are enough people in Las Vegas to support a…
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  • Falcons may “green-light” Devin Hester to return kicks, as soon…

    Falcons may “green-light” Devin Hester to return kicks, as soon as he returns

    With the NFL experimenting with a rule change to reduce the number of kickoff returns this year, at least one team is willing to take a chance. Of course, their returner has to get well first. The Falcons seem inclined to let Devin Hester take kickoffs …
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  • Dan Quinn: Door isn’t closed on O’Brien Schofield return

    Dan Quinn: Door isn’t closed on O’Brien Schofield return

    In February, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said that he would like to see linebacker O’Brien Schofield remain with the team for the 2016 season but things had moved in another direction by the time free agency opened in March. No deal was struck to keep Schof…
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  • Falcons sign three tryout players

    Falcons sign three tryout players

    The Falcons signed three tryout players from their rookie minicamp on Saturday. Earning 90-man roster spots were offensive lineman Shabaz Ahmed, wide receiver David Glidden and defensive end Brandon Williams. Ahmed was the starting left guard at Temple …
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  • Undrafted Falcons LB Ivan McLennan matured after college pellet…

    Undrafted Falcons LB Ivan McLennan matured after college pellet-gun arrest

    ESPN.com May 6
    Undrafted Falcons LB Ivan McLennan matured after college pellet-gun arrest
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  • Falcons become first team to sign all their draft picks

    Falcons become first team to sign all their draft picks

    The Falcons have become the first team to sign every member of their 2016 draft class to their rookie contracts. Atlanta got the ball rolling with safety Keanu Neal on Wednesday and announced on Thursday evening that they have secured deals with their o…
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  • Falcons sign 22 undrafted rookies

    Falcons sign 22 undrafted rookies

    The Falcons became the first team to sign a first-round pick this week when they agreed to terms with safety Keanu Neal. Barring something out of left field, Neal will definitely make the move from the 90-man offseason roster to the 53-man roster for th…
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  • Falcons, first-round pick Keanu Neal agree to contract

    Falcons, first-round pick Keanu Neal agree to contract

    Falcons, first-round pick Keanu Neal agree to contract
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  • Falcons' Devonta Freeman stops his jog, helps woman with lawnmo…

    Falcons' Devonta Freeman stops his jog, helps woman with lawnmower

    yahoo.com May 4
    Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was just getting in a nice little evening jog Monday when he saw a woman struggling in her front yard. Eleanor Szendel, 82, was having trouble unloading her lawnmower, and Freeman decided to veer his workout …
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  • Leon Hall visiting Falcons

    Leon Hall visiting Falcons

    Cornerback Leon Hall is making another free agent trip a day after visiting the New York Giants. Per multiple reports , Hall is visiting the Atlanta Falcons. Hall, 31, is recovering from back surgery after appearing in 14 games for the Cincinnati Bengal…
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  • Thomas Dimitroff confident the Falcons pass rush will improve

    Thomas Dimitroff confident the Falcons pass rush will improve

    Falcons owner Arthur Blank expects the team to make the playoffs next season, something that will likely take a more robust effort from the pass rush than the defense was able to muster in 2015. The Falcons had just 19 sacks as a team, but they didn’t a…
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  • Arthur Blank expects Falcons to be a playoff team this year

    Arthur Blank expects Falcons to be a playoff team this year

    The Falcons squandered a 6-1 start last season, and not even being the only team to beat the Panthers in the regular season was enough to keep an 8-8 season from being disappointing. But owner Arthur Blank definitely sees improvement, and expects it fro…
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  • Falcons get faster, more physical with 2016 draft selections

    Falcons get faster, more physical with 2016 draft selections

    ESPN.com Apr 30
    Falcons get faster, more physical with 2016 draft selections
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  • Falcons find a potential return man in UCLA's Devin Fuller

    Falcons find a potential return man in UCLA's Devin Fuller

    ESPN.com Apr 30
    Falcons find a potential return man in UCLA's Devin Fuller
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  • Falcons find red zone threat with tight end Austin Hooper in th…

    Falcons find red zone threat with tight end Austin Hooper in third round

    ESPN.com Apr 29
    Falcons find red zone threat with tight end Austin Hooper in third round
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  • Falcons trade down, still get speedy LB Deion Jones in second r…

    Falcons trade down, still get speedy LB Deion Jones in second round

    ESPN.com Apr 29
    Falcons trade down, still get speedy LB Deion Jones in second round
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  • Falcons pick Florida safety Keanu Neal in first round

    Falcons pick Florida safety Keanu Neal in first round

    Falcons pick Florida safety Keanu Neal in first round
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  • Video - Like father, like son: Devin Hester's son returns a kick 00:10

    Like father, like son: Devin Hester's son returns a kick

    May 23
    Falcons WR Devin Hester shares a video of his son showing off on a kick return in the backyard.
  • Video - How do the Falcons plan to use Beasley? 01:15

    How do the Falcons plan to use Beasley?

    May 20
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn joins NFL Insiders to explain their plan for DE Vic Beasley heading into next season, as well as how rookie Keanu Neal perfectly represents that qualities of a player that Atlanta is looking for.
  • Video - Quinn: Falcons ready to get offseason rolling 01:50

    Quinn: Falcons ready to get offseason rolling

    May 20
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn stops by SportsCenter to look ahead to Atlanta's upcoming season and the changes he is putting in place.
  • Video - Falcons owner making a difference in poverty stricken Atlanta 02:15

    Falcons owner making a difference in poverty stricken Atlanta

    May 19
    Falcons owner Arthur Blank has a conversation with Westside Atlanta resident Shelby Duncan. Blank and more than 300 of his employees participated in a community service day that included painting Duncan's house.